Debian Security Advisory DSA 4163-1 (beep - security update)

Published: 2018-04-01 22:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
beep on Debian Linux

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 1.3-3+deb8u1. For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 1.3-4+deb9u1. We recommend that you upgrade your beep Linux Distribution Packages. For the detailed security status of beep please refer to its security tracker page linked in the references.

It was discovered that a race condition in beep (if configured as setuid via debconf) allows local privilege escalation.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)


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